What's Happening!

  • ANNOUNCING THE 2018/2019 DIRECTING FELLOWS

    We are excited to introduce you to the incoming cohort of Directing Fellows: Tara Ahmadinejad, Sarah Blush and Kate Eminger. 

     

    This fall they’ll develop plays by Sarah Einspanier, Amina Henry and Bryna Turner with student actors from Playwrights Horizons Theater School, and in January we’ll present those plays with professional casts at our fourth-annual WINTERWORKS.

     

    Read more about the directors and the program HERE.

  • THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT A GREAT SUMMERWORKS

    We are exceptionally proud of the work we put out over the last seven weeks. Thank you to the over 150 artists, staff and interns who made it happen, and to the over 3,300 people who came to see a show this summer.

     

    We were also excited to introduce you to the plays of our early-career writers’ group throughout the festival, as well as the work of Chris Brown (Summerworks’s Master Electrician of many years) whose drawings of the East Village filled the lobby gallery. (Check out his work HERE and contact him to buy something!)

  • Thank you to everyone who made it out for Winterworks

    Winterworks 2018 was a great success–over the course of five days we squeezed nearly 300 people in to see the work of our Directing Fellows Sarah Hughes, Lily Riopelle and Taylor Reynolds. Thank you to everyone who attended and thank you to the incredible company of over 30 artists who made it happen

  • Cute Activist starts this week!

    We’re associate producing Milo Cramer’s CUTE ACTIVIST at the Bushwick Starr, directed by Morgan Green and featuring a cast of friends–David Greenspan, Deepali Gupta, Annie Henk, Elizabeth Kenny, Ronald Peet, and Madeline Wise. Performances start this week and tickets are scarce! Get yours HERE

  • The 2017 Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission goes to Angela Hanks and Gabrielle Reisman!

    We received a record number of submissions for this year’s Biennial Commission – thank you to everyone who sent in a proposal! The panel elected to split the prize between Angela and Gabrielle, and to award three finalists–Gracie Gardner, Paul Cameron Hardy and Daniel Glenn–$1,000 and a workshop

SUMMERWORKS 2005

100 Aspects of the Moon

Inspired by the work of 19th-century woodblock-printmaker Yoshitoshi, One Hundred Aspects of the Moon is a very sad comedy about the regularly scheduled failings of humanity. Deep-seeded resentment, lousy communication and misplaced love and violence ensue.

by Ethan Lipton
directed by Emma Griffin

With Joanna P. Adler, Gibson Frazier, Kate Hampton, Tim Kang, Matthew Maher, April Matthis, Chris Wells
Sets by Tom Gleeson
Costumes by David Zinn
Lights by Mark Barton
Sound by Emily Wright

May 8 – 14, 2005

Madame Killer

A Gothic noir about Ann Lohman, who was a paradigm of capitalism, worth millions … but she had secrets. This fair doctor owned a black book filled with incriminating evidence about all the women she serviced over the years, striking fear in both rich and poor if this information ever got out!

by Honour Kane with Diana Kane
directed by Wier Harman

With Marsha Stephanie Blake, Aedin Moloney, Maria Porter, Jonathan Rose, Mark Shanahan, Melinda Wade
Sets by Susan Barras
Costumes by Katherine Hampton Noland
Lights by Paul Whitaker
Composer Paul Loesel

May 15 – 21, 2005

Dearest Eugenia Haggis

A heartbreaking and extremely funny tale of three misfits scrambling for the scraps of love in the frozen outskirts.

by Ann Marie Healy
directed by Melissa Kievman

With Matthew Cowles, Caitlin MillerMara Stephens
Sets by Raul Abrego
Costumes by Anne Kenney
Lights by Josh Epstein
Sound by Shane Rettig

May 22 – 28, 2005